Tamil Nadu with Kerala Tour is a perfect tour package that allows the travelers to explore the fascinating cities of South India. You are sure to have amazing time with your loved ones traversing around some of the spiritual sites and learning about its history with 13 day Temple Tour to South India with Incredible Kerala,
Chennai- Kanchipuram–Mahabalipuram- Pondicherry- Chidambaram–Tanjore- Madurai- Munnar- Periyar- Kumarakom- Alleppey- Cochin
On arrival at the airport, meet out guide who will transfer you to the booked hotel. Later in the afternoon proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Chennai where you will visit Marina Beach that provides stunning views of sunrise and sunset. Nest head to visit Fort St. George which was built in the year 1640 AD by the British East India Company. Visit St. Mary’s Church that is situated within the fort. Later visit National Art Gallery that was established in the year 1857 and is one of the country’s finest museums. Head to visit Kapaleshwar Temple is situated in Mylapore and is devoted to Lord Shiva. Overnight stay at Chennai.
Today morning drive towards Kanchipuram which is one of the seven holy cities in the country. Visit Kailasanatha Temple which was built in the 8th century AD and is famous for intricate carvings. Next visit Ekambaranatha which is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later continue your drive to Mahabalipuram and rest of the day is for leisure. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.
After breakfast, head for sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram where you will visit some of the popular attractions like Panch- the five rathas, Arjunas Penance which is a masterpiece carved out in the mid 17th century, witness the Mahasura Mandapam Which is a rock cut cave temple that dates back to the late 17th century, shore temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to the 8th century. Next visit Krishnas Butter Ball which is a gigantic rock of granite weighing more than 250 tons. After the sightseeing tour, drive to Pondicherry which is a 3-hour drive from Mahabalipuram. Overnight stay at Pondicherry.
Munch in your breakfast and head for sightseeing tour of Pondicherry where you will visit few places like Aurobindo Ashram which is a spiritual community founded by Sri Aurobindo, drive past the Seaside promenade which is a 1.5 km long stretch along the ocean. Head to visit Pondicherry Museum which is a treasure trove of rare bronze and stone sculptures from the Pallava and Chola dynasties. Evening will be at leisure and overnight stay at Pondicherry.
Enjoy your breakfast and proceed to Thanjavur. Enroute visit Chidambaram which is dedicated to Lord Nataraja. It is one of the few temples where Shiva and Vishnu enshrined under one roof. Built by the cholas, it is an ancient temple that was devoted solely to the art of Bharatanatyam. Later drive to Tanjore which is known as the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. On arrival, check in at the hotel and explore the city. Begin your sightseeing tour of Thanjavur where you will visit popular places like Brihadeshwara Temple which is a 11th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Next head to visit Thanjavur Palace which is locally called Aranmanai and is the residence of the Bhosle family that ruled Thanjavur from 1674-1855. Later visit Sivaganga Fort and the art gallery. Overnight stay at Thanjavur.
After breakfast, proceed to Trichy which is one of the popular landmarks in Tamil Nadu. On arrival, rest for a while and head to visit Rock fort temple which is a magnificent temple perched on a massive rocky outcrop. Next you will visit Sri Ranganathanswami Temple which is one of the largest and most interesting temple complexes in India. Lastly, you will visit Jambukeshwara Temple which is symbolic of the water element. After the sightseeing tour, continue your drive to Madurai and on arrival, check in at the hotel.
After breakfast, head for sightseeing tour of Madurai where you will visit popular attraction like Meenakshi Temple-one of the largest temple complex built between 16th and 18th centuries, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple which is one of the 6 abodes or holy shrines of Lord Murugan, Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple- it is one of the 6 holiest Murugan shrines. Later in the evening, return back to Meenakshi Temple to witness the Aarti ceremony. Later drive to Munnar and on arrival check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Today, proceed towards Periyar which is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy spice plantation tour followed by Kathakali Dance Show. Overnight stay in Periyar.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary- one of the India's biggest wildlife sancturies. Enjoy watching birds and animals such as tiger, elephants, deer etc. at Periyar National Park. Evening enjoy scenic boat ride at Periyar lake. Return back to the resort for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast, board the houseboat and cruise around the beautiful Vembanad Lake that offers enchanting experience to the tourists. Vembanad Lake is the best spot where you can relax your mind and body. It is an excellent picnic spot to spend your vacation. Proceed to Kumarakom through the backwaters. Arrive at Alleppey where you can relax at the lap of nature. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
In the morning, check out from the houseboat and proceed to Cochin. After breakfast, get ready to explore the beautiful city of Cochin. Head to visit the famous Chinese fishing nets, St.Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Mattancherry, Fort Kochi Area. Explore the spice market where you can find numerous samples of spices, out in the open. Overnight stay at Cochin
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